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monica banks

Monica Banks - Marketing Coordinator

What is the most rewarding part of your job: I really enjoy discovering everyones story about their home and what it means to means. It's always something different and I think it helps people understand and create their own homes. 

After hours: Depending on the weather, snowboarding, biking or surfing.

Surprising Fact: I have never been able to do a cartwheel.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Everyone is doing the best they can.

I wanted to grow up to be:Explorer

Favorite Movie: Jumanji

Least favorite super hero and why: Superman. He's just so predictable and generic. 

leah bonnarigo

Leah Bonarrigo - Designer

What is the most rewarding part of your job: The most rewarding part of my job is probably helping my clients transform their spaces to not only look different but to function better as well!

After hours: When I am not at Grand Banks you can find me spending time with my husband and son exploring the north shore, visiting family on the south shore, and hanging out with friends.

Surprising Fact: My husband and I are high school sweethearts and we have now officially been together longer than apart...craziness.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Measure twice, cut once.

I wanted to grow up to be: At 5 years old, I might have said I wanted to be a teacher, but I have been designing and drawing from a young age.

Favorite Movie:Nothing comes to mind, I'm more of a tv show kind of person.

Least favorite super hero and why:Never had an interest in superheroes *shrug*

stephen burrell

Stephen Burrell - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Meeting inspirational people. 

After hours: Kayaking, hiking, renovating homes.

Surprising Fact: I was a pats fan back in England since I was 12, way before ever even thinking of moving to Boston.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Treat others how you would like be treated yourself.

I wanted to grow up to be:Professional soccer player, like my grandad.

Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump

Least favorite super hero and why: Green Lantern, it's a terrible movie!

nate campbell

Nate Campbell - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Working with a great team of people.

After hours: Spending time with family and friends. 

Surprising Fact: I scored 1,000 points in high school basketball.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Be specialized.

I wanted to grow up to be: Super Hero

Favorite Movie: Top Gun

Least favorite super hero and why: Ant Man, because he is Ant Man.

ryan cotter

Ryan Cotter - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Helping people find solutions for their ideas and then seeing those ideas come to life as a finished product.

After hours: Riding bikes with my kids or going to the beach. Always trying to be outside and active is my goal when if the clock.

Surprising Fact: 

Favorite Piece of Advice: Do good things, and good things will happen.

I wanted to grow up to be: Professional Athlete

Favorite Movie: Too many to list. Love mafia movies like Casino and Shawshank redemption has always stuck with me as a great one.

Least favorite super hero and why: Superman, he can fly.

alicia d'annolfo

Alicia D'Annolfo - Designer

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Helping to make people's homes beautiful and helping people enjoy spending time at home. Also, getting a chance to work with a great team of people at Grand Banks.

After hours: Spending time with my family, walking along the ocean or in the woods, sometimes cuddled up with a good book and cup of tea, drawing, cooking...

Surprising Fact: I used to work for a newsstand publication and travel to direct photoshoots. Also, I'm afraid of spiders, ugly bugs & tight spaces.

Favorite Piece of Advice: To treat others the way I would want to be treated.

I wanted to grow up to be: Artist

Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride ranks pretty high for me.

Least favorite super hero and why: Superman...really, who would believe that disguise?

heather ditzel

Heather Ditzel - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: I get to do what I truly enjoy with the support of a great team and excellent company.

After hours: Riding my horse, running with my dogs, cooking, gardening and enjoying live music when I can.

Surprising Fact:  I'm originally from the New Jersey shore (yeah, that Jersey Shore!), then moved to NH to grow up on a farm in the mountains. I certainly experienced a wide range of childhood adventures!

Favorite Piece of Advice: Expect the unexpected!

I wanted to grow up to be: Veterinarian

Favorite Movie: Never Cry Wolf

Least favorite super hero and why: Batman, because I always wanted to see his face

ann donovan

Ann Donovan - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Dealing with wonderful people and be able to teach my customers about windows and doors.

After hours:Walking, camping, biking, puzzles and working on our home.

Surprising Fact: I have been skydiving!

Favorite Piece of Advice: Be kind and patient to one another.

I wanted to grow up to be:Teacher

Favorite Movie: Beaches, and Office and A Gentleman.

Least favorite super hero and why: Hulk, because it takes him so long to be nice again after his rages.

gary girard

Gary Girard - Director of Architectural Services

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Being able to take a step back when a project is done and say, "Wow that really looks nice!"

After hours: Either landscaping or gardening around my house or camping

Surprising Fact: I love to cook.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Teach yourself one thing a day and you will be successful.

I wanted to grow up to be:Architect

Favorite Movie: Goonies

Least favorite super hero and why: Superman. There is no scientific reason he can fly.

Greg Hewett - Architectural Services + Project Manager

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Finding a clever way to fulfill a spec.

After hours: Yard work

Surprising Fact: I don't like reading fiction.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Make your own luck.

I wanted to grow up to be: Archeologist

Favorite Movie: Tombstone

Least favorite super hero and why: Green Lantern. So many reasons. 

dan keith

Dan Keith - Business Development

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Working with talented forward thinking people

After hours: Building a house, riding my motorcycle, hiking and flying.

Surprising Fact: I spent 4 years in the Navy in the Naval Security Group as an Electronic Warfare operator in both carrier based and land based aircraft

Favorite Piece of Advice: Remember....everyone has the right to an opinion however no one has the right to be wrong in their facts.

I wanted to grow up to be: 6 years old

Favorite Movie:Ronin

Least favorite super hero and why: Hmmmmmmmm?

samantha leland

Samantha Leland - Cabinet Sales Coordinator

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Being able to see projects through and hearing how excited clients are with their new, beautiful spaces. The builders, designers and architects we work with are pretty great too!

After hours: Enjoying my time with my two little girls, husband, family and friends. Boating and beaching with a drink in my hand in the summer and trying to get up north to ski in the winter.

Surprising Fact: I went to school for Recreation Management and Policy- put that to use for a little while and then moved on to the building product industry, which I love!

Favorite Piece of Advice: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

I wanted to grow up to be: Horseback rider- Oh how times have changed...

Favorite Movie: If I have to choose one, Love Actually- I am a sap for romantic comedies

Least favorite super hero and why: 

emma littlefield

Emma Littlefield - Designer

What is the most rewarding part of your job:Helping people turn their spaces into both a welcoming and wow factor for their friends and families to enjoy.

After hours: Testing out new recipes, enjoying the sun, or walking the dog.

Surprising Fact: 

Favorite Piece of Advice: 

I wanted to grow up to be: Chef

Favorite Movie: Speed

Least favorite super hero and why: 

carol lund

Carol Lund - Bookkeeping

What is the most rewarding part of your job:Having the opportunity to work with many wonderful people over the years and to have been able to be a part of a growing family business.

After hours: Enjoying my beautiful grandchildren, gardening, walking, beaching, cooking for the family and feeling grateful to live in such a beautifully scenic city.

Surprising Fact: Nothing really....I'm pretty much an open book!

Favorite Piece of Advice: Do things in moderation and take one day at a time.

I wanted to grow up to be: Dancer

Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life

Least favorite super hero and why: Ant-man, because I hate Ants! 

sam oneal

Sam O'Neal - Operations Coordinator

What is the most rewarding part of your job: Providing support to my team, we have an amazing group of hardworking individuals and being able to support them through various projects, ideas, and goals is very rewarding for me.

After hours: Spending time with my family outside.

Surprising Fact: I really, really, really hate flying bugs. Trying to not pass that fear onto my kids is....difficult

Favorite Piece of Advice: "Listen to understand, not to reply" It seems simple, but you would be amazed how much we want our opinion or thoughts to be heard.

I wanted to grow up to be: Movie Star living in New York City

Favorite Movie:  I am going to say Harry Potter considering I can still watch every single one and not get bored

Least favorite super hero and why: Batman..hands down. He just has a lot of money and can buy cool gadgets, not very super.

matt tiffany

Matt Tiffany - Outside Sales

What is the most rewarding part of your job: The most rewarding part of my job is the team I work with.

After hours: Skiing, hiking or at the beach.

Surprising Fact: I can ride a unicycle.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Never apologize for the price.

I wanted to grow up to be: A 5 year old. 

Favorite Movie:  Braveheart

Least favorite super hero and why: #45 because he is Fake News!!!

magdalena zadworna

Magdaena Zadworna - 

What is the most rewarding part of your job:I get to see how products are being made. What is first a sketch drawing of clients' dream window later becomes a tangible product. This is very exciting.

After hours:I renovate mid century armchairs and chairs. I just love both parts of this task - refurbishing wooden elements and sitting with the sewing machine.

Surprising Fact: I have never lived longer than 5 years in one spot in my adult life.

Favorite Piece of Advice: Dreams remain dreams until you take action.

I wanted to grow up to be: English Teacher

Favorite Movie:  Forrest Gump

Least favorite super hero and why: I don't really like much any of them. People are intriguing enough without any super powers anyway.